[xj] Cleaning Kents of Brake Dust

My Kents have a lot of brake dust and some of it’s tough to get
off. I don’t want to harm the wheel material by using the wrong
chemicals or abrasive pads. So my questions:

  1. what are the Kents made of?
  2. what’s the best thing to use to clean them?

Thanks,
-James
84 VDP–
James Ollinger
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Re: kent wheel cleaner
I recommend using Eagle one wheel cleaner. They have a
good selection and one of them should be good for the
kent wheel. Spray on-hose off.__________________________________
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The Kents are magnesium alloy, painted and clearcoated. Use a commercial
wheel cleaner (one that says it cuts through brake dust). You may have to
use it several times to make it work. After that, a mild rubbing compound
(very fine grade) can be gently used. Finish with wax. Occasionally the dust
is baked on so hard that it must be scraped off.
Gregory----- Original Message -----
From: “James Ollinger” jaoll@yahoo.com
To: xj@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 3:56 PM
Subject: [xj] Cleaning Kents of Brake Dust

: My Kents have a lot of brake dust and some of it’s tough to get
: off. I don’t want to harm the wheel material by using the wrong
: chemicals or abrasive pads. So my questions:
:
: 1) what are the Kents made of?
: 2) what’s the best thing to use to clean them?
:
:

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The Kents are alloy, painted, then clear-coated. Some have be stripped and
polished. Either way, I found that WD40 is fantastic for cleaning brake
dust…especially when it has built up over a period of time.

If not too dirty, I use Simple Green

Cheers
Doug Dwyer
Longview, Washington USA
1987 Ser III XJ6
1988 XJS V12From: “James Ollinger” jaoll@yahoo.com

  1. what are the Kents made of?
  2. what’s the best thing to use to clean them?

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In reply to a message from Doug Dwyer sent Fri 7 May 2004:

Thank you, everybody! I’ll give it a try this weekend.–
James Ollinger
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